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This Sustainable Communities Partnership page lists grants, assistance, and programs that aid communities in green infrastructure and urban forestry planning and implementation.

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SITES Greenfield Bias: Old Paradigm for a New Reality

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance, and elevate their value. This article addresses a perceived flaw within SITES’s treatment of trees and soil for disturbed (but not brownfield) urban in-fill sites.

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Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Palo Alto developed a very comprehensive plan and vision for their urban forest. The plan links tree canopy to social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals and can be used as a model for other communities.

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BMP and LID Whole Life Cost Models: Version 2.o

This free report from the Water Environment Research Foundation details the costs associated with vegetative roofs, rainwater catchment systems, and bioretention facilities. It also provides planning-level cost estimates.

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Urban Forest Management Planning Tool

This fill-in-the-blank guide is simple and useful for helping those completely unfamiliar with urban forestry get involved in the planning process.

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